1. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
Take a look at the five and ten, it's glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes that glow...
If you give gifts to your clients, customers and team, these ethical and sustainable companies can help you out. No matter what time of year. 🎄
- Buy a gift from That’s Caring and they’ll send it to your lucky client and donate to a food bank in your area as well. U.S. only.
- Gifts for Good partners with social enterprises and non-profits and has a wide range of gift options. U.S. only.
- Brand it up with promotional goodies from Ethical Swag or Fairware. U.S. and Canada.
- Treat your favourite clients to handcrafted gift baskets from Saul Good Gift Co. Canada, with some U.S. options.
- Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a gift from Social Stories Club. Based in the UK, with international shipping available.
The New York Times looks at what the Biden presidency might mean for the role of business in social impact and justice
, while Marketing Dive tackles the topic from a brand marketing perspective
It’s one thing for a company to publicly proclaim support for the Black community; it’s another to actually do something meaningful that creates change for Black Americans.
The 100k Pledge
is an online ‘public social contract and tracker,’ and aims to make sure that companies follow through on those promises while inspiring others to join in. Says co-founder Vijay Chattha in this Fast company article
: “I call it ‘social justice for the LinkedIn demographic.' It’s this group of people that are professionals that want to make change and are not necessarily always feeling like part of the change happening at the corporate level.”
So far, the 100k Pledge has tracked more than $46 billion in pledges to the economic empowerment of Black communities. 💰4. Just no
. 👎5. “While it may seem daunting, there are many small changes any business can make that can significantly reduce its carbon footprint—not to mention saving money along the way.”
This practical blog post from carbon offset provider Terrapass
shares ten strategies to reduce your company’s CO2 emissions
, starting with getting clear on your goals and creating a realistic timeline. Apparently, we can’t do all the things at once. (I need reminding of this daily.) 🙀